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CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!

Technical Note
This report describes how CMMI and Agile methods can be used together successfully.
Publisher

Software Engineering Institute

CMU/SEI Report Number
CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003
DOI (Digital Object Identifier)
10.1184/R1/6572513.v1

Abstract

Agile development methods and CMMI (Capability Maturity Model Integration) best practices are often perceived to be at odds with each other. This report clarifies why the discord need not exist and proposes that CMMI and Agile champions work toward deriving benefit from using both and exploit synergies that have the potential to dramatically improve business performance.

Cite This Technical Note

Glazer, H., Dalton, J., Anderson, D., Konrad, M., & Shrum, S. (2008, November 1). CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!. (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003). Retrieved February 22, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572513.v1.

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Glazer, Hillel, Jeff Dalton, David Anderson, Michael Konrad, and Sandra Shrum. "CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!." (CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, November 1, 2008. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572513.v1.

H. Glazer, J. Dalton, D. Anderson, M. Konrad, and S. Shrum, "CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!," Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library. Software Engineering Institute, Technical Note CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003, 1-Nov-2008 [Online]. Available: https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572513.v1. [Accessed: 22-Feb-2024].

Glazer, Hillel, Jeff Dalton, David Anderson, Michael Konrad, and Sandra Shrum. "CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!." (Technical Note CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003). Carnegie Mellon University, Software Engineering Institute's Digital Library, Software Engineering Institute, 1 Nov. 2008. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572513.v1. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Glazer, Hillel; Dalton, Jeff; Anderson, David; Konrad, Michael; & Shrum, Sandra. CMMI or Agile: Why Not Embrace Both!. CMU/SEI-2008-TN-003. Software Engineering Institute. 2008. https://doi.org/10.1184/R1/6572513.v1

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